| Maina - Maina Ola Calma. Demo debut. 2004. De una habitación a otra, los samplers, las ideas, las vivencias fluyeron, y con ello, el paso de gente que dejo su rastro sonoro en cinco temas bajo el título de Ola Cälma. Maina continuará como experimento nómada de vivencias sonoras.a Art de San Lorenzo. El eje central esta compuesto por Maureen Kinnear a la voz, Isaac Cordal e Ig en las composiciones, samplers y arreglos, con la colaboración de Rudie Clowntamination. Keywords: Electronica Downloads: 3,587 (1 review) |

| Maina - Maina Maina is a musical project made during the winter of 2004 in the house of Art of San Lourenzo in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Keywords: Electronic Downloads: 756 |

| Maina - Maina Maina. Ola Calma. Demo debut. 2004. For more info write to: Isaac-cordal@bandua.com cordial1974@mixmail.com www.alg-a.com Keywords: Electronic Downloads: 2,352 |

| Maina - Ola Calma EP [alg002] - Maina De una habitación a otra, los samplers, las ideas, las vivencias fluyeron, y con ello, el paso de gente que dejo su rastro sonoro en cinco temas bajo el título de Ola Cälma. Maina continuará como experimento nómada de vivencias sonoras. El eje central esta compuesto por Maureen Kinnear a la voz, Isaac Cordal e Ig en las composiciones, samplers y arreglos, con la colaboración de Rudie Clowntamination. Keywords: Electronica; Post Rock; Post-rock Downloads: 7,898 |

| Maina - Ola Calma [nsh068] - Maina "Hi, I'm yesterday, and today I'm looking for tomorrow." Ola Calma by Maina is an intoxicating blend of vocal and electronic experimentalism, which shifts frequently and effortlessly between calm and aggression. Keywords: Electronic; Vocal; Experimental Downloads: 8,620 |

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| Multiple Parton Interactions in Z+jets production at the LHC. A comparison of factorized and non--factorized double parton distribution functions - Ezio Maina We examine the contribution of Multiple Parton Interactions to Z+n-jets production at the LHC, n=2,3,4, where the Z boson is assumed to decay leptonically. We compare the results obtained with the correlated GS09 double parton distribution function with those obtained with two instances of fully factorized single parton distribution functions: MSTW2008LO and CTEQ6LO. It appears quite feasible to measure the MPI contribution to Z+2/3/4 jets already in the first phase of the LHC with a total lumin... Downloads: 1 | |

| Multiple Parton Interactions, top--antitop and W+4j production at the LHC - Ezio Maina The expected rate for Multiple Parton Interactions (MPI) at the LHC is large. This requires an estimate of their impact on all measurement foreseen at the LHC while opening unprecendented opportunities for a detailed study of these phenomena. In this paper we examine the MPI background to top-antitop production, in the semileptonic channel, in the early phase of data taking when the full power of $b$--tagging will not be available... Downloads: 3 | |

| Multiple Parton Interactions in Z+4j, W\pm W\pm +0/2j and W+ W- +2j production at the LHC - Ezio Maina The expected rate for Multiple Parton Interactions (MPI) at the LHC is large. This requires an estimate of their impact on all measurement foreseen at the LHC. Conversely it provides new means of studying MPI at the LHC. In this paper we examine the role of MPI at the LHC, with the design energy of 14 TeV, in - Z production in association with four jets, - W\pm W\pm in association with zero or two jets... Downloads: 4 | |

| NLO QCD corrections to the production of off--shell WW pairs at $e^+ e^-$ colliders - E. Maina QCD corrections to $e^+e^- \ra WW \ra q_1 \bar q_1 q_2 \bar q_2$ are computed and presented in a form which allows to impose realistic cuts on the structure of the observed events. QCD radiation substantially modifies the jet--jet invariant mass distributions from which the value of the $W$ mass will be extracted. When the range of allowed jet--jet masses is restricted, as it has been proposed in order to suppress non--$WW$ backgrounds, the total cross section is also deeply affected... Downloads: 3 | |

| A New Method for Computing Helicity Amplitudes - A. Ballestrero An helicity formalism for perturbative calculations is presented. It is based on the formal insertion in spinor lines of a complete set of states built up with unphysical spinors. It is particularly convenient when massive spinors are present. Its application to $e^+\,e^-\,\rightarrow b\,\bar b\,W^+W^-$ is briefly discussed. Downloads: 5 | |

| A New Method for Helicity Calculations - A. Ballestrero We propose a new helicity formalism based on the formal insertion in spinor lines of a complete set of states build up with unphysical spinors. The method is developed both for massless and massive fermions for which it turns out to be particularly fast. All relevant formulae are given. Downloads: 10 | |

| Five Jet Production with Heavy Quarks at $e^+ e^-$ Colliders - A. Ballestrero Heavy quark production in five jet events at $e^+e^-$ colliders is studied at tree level using helicity amplitudes. Total production rates for $2b3j$ and $4bj$ are given and compared with the corresponding results for massless quarks. The process $e^+e^-\rightarrow q\bar q gg\gamma$ which is the dominant contribution to $4j\gamma$ production is briefly discussed. Downloads: 10 | |

| Pion Compton Scattering in Perturbative QCD - E. Maina Pion Compton scattering is studied in perturbative QCD for real and space--like initial photons. Different methods for the convolution of the hard amplitude with the pion wave--functions, which have in the past led to conflicting results, are compared. Downloads: 3 | |

| QCD corrections to the production of a heavy quark pair plus a hard photon in $e^+ e^-$ annihilation - L. Magnea We present complete results for the $O(\alpha_s)$ corrections to the production of a heavy quark pair plus a hard photon, in $e^+ e^-$ annihilation, including both photon and $Z$ intermediate states. Virtual corrections are calculated analytically in $4 - 2 \epsilon$ dimensions, together with the soft approximation to the real emission diagrams. After cancellation of infrared divergences, real and virtual contributions are combined numerically to obtain the cross section for the production of tw... Downloads: 8 | |

| Effects of jet algorithms from higher order QCD in $W^\pm$ mass determinations at LEP2 - E. Maina We analyse the impact of systematic effects due to the scale dependence of QCD corrections in combination with the use of different jet clustering algorithms in the measurement of the $W^\pm$ mass in the fully hadronic decay mode of $W^+W^-$ pairs produced at LEP2. We consider higher order contributions induced by both virtual and real gluon radiation onto the electroweak CC03 and CC11 channels through ${\cal O}(\alpha_{s})$ at the parton level... Downloads: 8 | |

| Comparative molecular developmental aspects of the mammalian- and the avian lungs, and the insectan tracheal system by branching morphogenesis: recent advances and future directions. (Volume 9) - Maina, John N This article is from Frontiers in Zoology, volume 9.AbstractGas exchangers fundamentally form by branching morphogenesis (BM), a mechanistically profoundly complex process which derives from coherent expression and regulation of multiple genes that direct cell-to-cell interactions, differentiation, and movements by signaling of various molecular morphogenetic cues at specific times and particular places in the developing organ... Downloads: 2 | |

| Catastrophic health care spending and impoverishment in Kenya. (Volume 12) - Chuma, Jane This article is from BMC Health Services Research, volume 12.AbstractBackground: Many health systems in Africa are funded primarily through out-of-pocket payments. Out-of-pocket payments prevent people from seeking care, can result to catastrophic health spending and lead to impoverishment. This paper estimates the burden of out-of-pocket payments in Kenya; the incidence and intensity of catastrophic health care expenditure and the effect of health spending on national poverty estimates... Downloads: 2 | |

| Perspectives On Human Transformation - Adisaji Maina Omar/Carlos Romero 9/9/2009 The first in a series of IkoVision Blog Talk Radio show hosted by Carlos Romero on Adisaji Maina Omar from the Ikologiks Organization. First topic being Perspectives On Human Transformation Keywords: transformation; IkoVisionsMeditation; chant; om Downloads: 57 | |

| Heavy Quark Production at $e^+ e^-$ Colliders in Multijet Events and a New Method of Computing Helicity Amplitudes - Alessandro Ballestrero Heavy quark production in multijet events at $e^+e^-$ colliders is studied at tree level. Total production rates are given and compared with the corresponding results for massless quarks. A new method of computing helicity amplitudes is briefly sketched. Talk presented at the XXIXth Rencontres de Moriond, QCD and High Energy Hadronic Interactions, Meribel, France, March 19-26 1994. Downloads: 1 | |

| QCD corrections to $e^+ e^- \to u~\bar d~s~\bar c$ at Lep 2 and the Next Linear Collider: CC11 at O(α_s) - E. Maina QCD one-loop corrections to the full gauge invariant set of electroweak diagrams describing the hadronic process $e^+ e^- \to u~\bar d~s~\bar c$ are computed. Four-jet shape variables for $WW$ events are studied at next-to-leading order and the effects of QCD corrections on the determination of the $W$--mass in the hadronic channel at Lep 2 and NLC is discussed. We compare the exact calculation with a ``naive''approach to strong radiative corrections which has been widely used in the literature. Downloads: 1 | |

| Hard Photon Pair Production at LEP - A. Ballestrero The production of photon pairs in $e^+e^-\rightarrow f \bar f \gamma\gamma$ processes is studied using exact helicity amplitudes at tree level. Total cross sections, including initial state radiation effects, are given. They are presented in the case of quarks as a function of $y_{\rm cut}$ in the JADE algorithm. In the case of leptons we use cuts similar to the ones employed in a recent L3 analysis... Downloads: 2 | |

| WPHACT 2.0: A fully massive Monte Carlo generator for four fermion physics at e^+ e^- colliders - E. Accomando WPHACT 2.0 is the new fully massive version of a MC program and unweighted event generator which computes all Standard Model processes with four fermions in the final state at e^+ e^- colliders. The program can now generate unweighted events for any subset of all four fermion final states in a single run, by making use of dedicated pre-samples which can cover the entire phase space. Improvements with respect to WPHACT 1.0 include the Imaginary Fermion Loop gauge restoring scheme, new phase space... Downloads: 4 | |

| PHASE - An event generator for six fermion physics at the LHC - E. Accomando PHASE is a Monte Carlo event generator, under construction, for all Standard Model processes with six fermions in the final state at the LHC. It employs the full set of tree level Feynman diagrams, taking into account fermion masses for b quarks. The program can generate unweighted events for any subset of all six fermion final states in a single run, by making use of dedicated pre-samples. An interface to hadronization is provided. Downloads: 3 | |

| Higgs Production and Decay via $e^+e^-\rightarrow Z^0 H^0 \rightarrow b\bar bW^+W^-$ and Irreducible Backgrounds at the Next Linear Collider - A. Ballestrero The complete matrix element for $e^+e^-\ar b\bar bW^+W^-$ has been computed at tree--level and applied to $Z^0H^0$ production followed by $Z^0\ar b\bar b$ and $H^0\ar W^+W^-$, keeping into account all irreducible backgrounds, which are dominated by \ttb production, at the Next Linear Colliders. We find that, depending on the center of mass energies and on the search strategies, this channel can be useful for the study of the parameters of the Standard Model Higgs boson over the most part of the ... Downloads: 7 | |

| Exploring alternative symmetry breaking mechanisms at the LHC with 7, 8 and 10 TeV total energy - Alessandro Ballestrero In view of the annnouncement that in 2012 the LHC will run at 8 TeV, we study the possibility of detecting signals of alternative mechanisms of ElectroWeak Symmetry Breaking, described phenomenologically by unitarized models, at energies lower than 14 TeV. A complete calculation with six fermions in the final state is performed using the PHANTOM event generator. Our results indicate that at 8 TeV some of the scenarios with TeV scale resonances are likely to be identified while models with no res... Downloads: 5 | |

| A complete parton level analysis of boson-boson scattering and ElectroWeak Symmetry Breaking in lv + four jets production at the LHC - Alessandro Ballestrero A complete parton level analysis of lv + four jets production at the LHC is presented, including all processes at order O(alpha^6), O(alpha^4*alpha_s^2) and O(alpha^2*alpha_s^4). The infinite Higgs mass scenario, which is considered as a benchmark for strong scattering theories and is the limiting case for composite Higgs models, is confronted with the Standard Model light Higgs predictions in order to determine whether a composite Higgs signal can be detected as an excess of events in boson--bo... Downloads: 8 | |

| QCD corrections to charged current processes at the Next Linear Collider: CC10, CC11 and CC20 at O(alpha_s) - E. Maina One-loop QCD corrections to the full gauge invariant set of electroweak diagrams describing the charged current processes $e^+ e^- \to u \bar d \mu \bar\nu_\mu$ (CC10), $e^+ e^- \to u \bar d e^- \bar\nu_e$ (CC20) and $e^+ e^- \to u \bar d s \bar c$ (CC11) are computed. We compare the exact calculation with a ``naive''approach to strong radiative corrections which has been widely used in the literature and discuss the phenomenological relevance of QCD corrections for NLC physics. Downloads: 14 | |

| Immunization coverage and its determinants among children aged 12 - 23 months in a peri-urban area of Kenya. (Volume 14) - Maina, Lilian Chepkemoi This article is from The Pan African Medical Journal, volume 14.AbstractIntroduction: The institutionalization of strong immunization services over recent years has ensured that today more than 70% of the worlds’ targeted population is reached. In Kenya, approximately 77% of children aged 12-23 months are fully vaccinated with some districts reporting even lower levels of coverage. However, low immunization coverage remains a challenge in low income and high population settings such as Kaptemb... Downloads: 1 | |

| Weak Corrections to Three-Jet Production in Electron-Positron Annihilations: 1) The Factorisable Contributions - E. Maina We report on the calculation of the factorisable one-loop weak-interaction corrections to the initial and final states for three-jet observables in electron-positron annihilations. We show that such corrections are of a few percent at $\sqrt s=M_Z$. Hence, while their impact is not dramatic in the context of LEP1 and SLC, where the total error on the measured value of $\alpha_{\mathrm{S}}$ is larger, at a future Linear Collider, running at the $Z$ mass peak (e.g., GigaZ), they ought to be taken ... Downloads: 6 | |

| Structural failures of the blood-gas barrier and the epithelial-epithelial cell connections in the different vascular regions of the lung of the domestic fowl, Gallus gallus variant domesticus, at rest and during exercise. (Volume 2) - Maina, John N. This article is from Biology Open, volume 2.AbstractStructural failure of blood–gas barrier (BGB) and epithelial–epithelial cell connections (EECCs) in different vascular regions of the exchange tissue of the lung was studied in rested and exercised chickens. The number of red blood cells (nRBCs) was counted and protein concentration (PC) measured after lavaging the respiratory system, and blood was sampled to determine the blood lactate levels (BLLs)... Downloads: 1 | |

| One-loop weak corrections to three-jet observables at the Z pole - E. Maina We briefly illustrate the impact of the genuinely weak one-loop virtual terms of the ${\cal O}(\alpha_{\rm S}\alpha_{\rm EW}^3)$ factorisable corrections to the three-jet cross section at $\sqrt s=M_Z$. Their importance for the measurement of $\alpha_{\rm S}$ at GigaZ luminosities is emphasised Downloads: 7 | |

| Does the distribution of health care benefits in Kenya meet the principles of universal coverage? (Volume 12) - Chuma, Jane This article is from BMC Public Health, volume 12.AbstractBackground: The 58th World Health Assembly called for all health systems to move towards universal coverage where everyone has access to key promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions at an affordable cost. Universal coverage involves ensuring that health care benefits are distributed on the basis of need for care and not on ability to pay... Downloads: 1 | |

| Temporal features of adult neurogenesis: differences and similarities across mammalian species. (Volume 7) - Brus, Maina This article is from Frontiers in Neuroscience, volume 7.AbstractProduction of new neurons continues throughout life in most invertebrates and vertebrates like crustaceans, fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals including humans. Most studies have been carried out on rodent models and demonstrated that adult neurogenesis is located mainly in two structures, the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus and the sub-ventricular zone (SVZ)... Downloads: 1 | |

| Non-conserved currents and gauge-restoring schemes in single W production - Elena Accomando We generalize the inclusion of the imaginary parts of the fermionic one-loop corrections for processes with unstable vector bosons to the case of massive external fermions and non conservation of weak currents. We study the effect of initial and final state fermion masses in single W production in connection with the gauge-invariant treatment of the finite-width effects of W and Z bosons, giving numerical comparisons of different gauge-invariance-preserving schemes in the energy range of LEP2 an... Downloads: 7 | |

| Reversing the trend of weak policy implementation in the Kenyan health sector? - a study of budget allocation and spending of health resources versus set priorities. (Volume 5) - Glenngard, Anna H This article is from Health Research Policy and Systems, volume 5.AbstractBackground: Policy implementation in the context of health systems is generally difficult and the Kenyan health sector situation is not an exception. In 2005, a new health sector strategic plan that outlines the vision and the policy direction of the health sector was launched and during the same year the health sector was allocated a substantial budget increment... | |

| Heavy Quarks and Leptons at $e^+e^-$ Colliders - A. Ballestrero The production of massive quarks and leptons in $e^+e^-$ collisions is studied using exact helicity amplitudes. Total cross sections as a function of $y_{\rm cut}$, in both the JADE and the $k_T$ algorithms, are presented and compared with massless results. Some invariant mass distributions are examined in relation to Higgs detection. Compact expressions for the helicity amplitudes are given. Downloads: 6 | |

| PHASE, a Monte Carlo event generator for six-fermion physics at the LHC - E. Accomando PHASE is a new event generator dedicated to the study of Standard Model processes with six fermions in the final state at the LHC. The code is intended for analyses of vector boson scattering, Higgs search, three gauge boson production, and top physics. This first version of the program describes final states characterized by the presence of one neutrino, $pp\to 4q +l\nu_l$, at O($\alpha^6$). PHASE is based on a new iterative-adaptive multichannel technique, and employs exact leading order matri... Downloads: 4 | |

| CC10 at ${\cal O}(α_s )$: QCD corrections to $e^+ e^- \to μ^- \bar ν_μu \bar d$ at LEP2 and the Next Linear Collider - E. Maina QCD one-loop corrections to the semileptonic process $e^+ e^- \to \mu^- \bar \nu_\mu u \bar d$ are computed. We compare the exact calculation with a ``naive'' approach to strong radiative corrections which has been widely used in the literature and discuss the phenomenological relevance of QCD contributions for LEP2 and NLC physics. Downloads: 4 | |

| One-loop weak corrections to $γ/Z$ hadro-production at finite transverse momentum - E. Maina We illustrate the effects of one-loop weak corrections onto the production of neutral gauge bosons of the Standard Model at RHIC-Spin, Tevatron and LHC, in presence of quark/gluon radiation from the initial state. We find such effects to be rather large, up to ${\cal O}(10-20%)$ in typical observables at all such colliders, where the cross section is measurable, thus advocating their inclusion in precision analyses Downloads: 7 | |

| $b \bar b W^+ W^-$ production at hadron colliders. Top signal and irreducible backgrounds - A. Ballestrero We compute complete tree level matrix elements for $gg , q \bar q \rightarrow b \bar b W^+W^-$. We analyze the irreducible backgrounds to top signal at the Tevatron and at the LHC. Their contribution to the total cross section is about $5 \%$ at the LHC, due to single resonant channels. Several distributions with contributions from signal and backgrounds are presented. Downloads: 12 | |

| A new analysis of PP --> bblvjj at the LHC: Higgs and W boson associated production with two tag jets - Alessandro Ballestrero Higgs production in association with a $W$ boson and two energetic tag jets at the LHC is studied for $M_H = 120$ \GeV, with the Higgs decaying to $b\bar{b}$ and the $W$ to $\ell\nu$ ($\ell = e, \mu$), guaranteeing high trigger efficiency. All parton level backgrounds are analyzed, including the effect of fake $b$--tagging. We discuss two detection strategies: in the first, more traditional, one, two jets are required to be $b$--tagged while in the second, which has not been previously examined ... Downloads: 9 | |

| Brazil: Democracy and Inclusive Growth - Simon Schwartzman, Maina Celidonio de Campos Written for "Democracy Works", a Project of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (South Africa) and Legatum Institute (London), with the support of the Centre for Policy Research (India) and Instituto de Estudos do Traballho e Sociedade (Brasil). A synthesis of the Brazilian part of the project is available as Brazil and the Pursuit of Inclusive Growth and the projects' final report is availabe as The Democratic Alternative from the South : India, Brazil and South Africa ... Keywords: Brazil; Democracy; Social Development Downloads: 28 | |

| FRAGORNA med The Sweptaways - Pernilla Soderberg, Maina Arvas, Ellen von Zweigbergk FRAGORNA med The Sweptaways Ett poddradiosamtal dar The Sweptaways staller de viktiga fragorna. Och svarar pa dem. Det ar tidig vardagsmorgon pa Gunnarssons Specialkonditori i Stockholm. Tva kordamer i The Sweptaways dricker kaffe med en tredje. Denna far valja ut tre fragor som hon vill svara pa. Bland kaffekopparna pa bordet ligger alltid samma papper med samma fragor, men i varje avsnitt ar det en ny kordam som valjer och svarar... Keywords: FRA
GORNA; The Sweptaways; poddradiosamtal; Gunnarssons Specialkonditori, musik, livet Downloads: 401 |

| Vector-Vector scattering at the LHC with two charged leptons and two neutrinos in the final state - Alessandro Ballestrero A complete parton level analysis of 2l2v2j and 4l2j, l = mu,e production at the LHC is presented, including all processes at order alpha^6, alpha^4*alpha_s^2. The infinite Higgs mass scenario, which is considered as a benchmark for strong scattering theories and is the limiting case for composite Higgs models, and one example of Strongly Interacting Light Higgs models are confronted with the Standard Model light Higgs predictions... Downloads: 10 | |

| Weak Corrections to Hadronic Observables - E. Maina We illustrate one-loop weak corrections to three-jet production in $e^+e^-$ at $\sqrt{s}=M_Z$, to the production of a $Z$ or $\gamma$ in association with a hard jet at hadron colliders and to the production cross section of two $b$-jets at Tevatron and Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Downloads: 3 | |

| Vector Boson scattering at the LHC: counting experiments for unitarized models in a full six fermion approach - A. Ballestrero Unitarization models describe phenomenologically the high energy behaviour of a strongly interacting symmetry breaking sector. In this work, predictions of some unitarized models in vector boson scattering at LHC are studied and compared with analogous studies in Equivalent Vector Boson Approximation and previous results for the benchmark no-Higgs scenario. To perform such studies, unitarized model amplitudes have been implemented in the PHANTOM Monte Carlo in a complete calculation with six fer... Downloads: 11 | |

| Boson boson scattering at LHC - Elena Accomando We analyse some features of WW scattering processes at LHC. The severe cancellations between fusion diagrams and the other contributions evidence the necessity of complete calculations for studying the high WW invariant mass region and disentangling the standard Higgs case from new physics. Downloads: 1 | |

| PHANTOM: a Monte Carlo event generator for six parton final states at high energy colliders - A. Ballestrero PHANTOM is a tree level Monte Carlo for six parton final states at proton--proton, proton--antiproton and electron--positron collider at O(alpha_ew^6) and O(alpha_ew^4*alpha_s^2) including possible interferences between the two sets of diagrams. This comprehends all purely electroweak contribution as well as all contributions with one virtual or two external gluons. It can generate unweighted events for any set of processes and it is interfaced to parton shower and hadronization packages via the... Downloads: 4 | |

| Interactions with the young down-regulate adult olfactory neurogenesis and enhance the maturation of olfactory neuroblasts in sheep mothers. (Volume 8) - Brus, Maina This article is from Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, volume 8.AbstractNew neurons are continuously added in the dentate gyrus (DG) and the olfactory bulb of mammalian brain. While numerous environmental factors controlling survival of newborn neurons have been extensively studied, regulation by social interactions is less documented. We addressed this question by investigating the influence of parturition and interactions with the young on neurogenesis in sheep mothers... | |